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Spacious Detached House at the bottom of the north downs, rural kent location

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Kemsing, Nr. Sevenoaks, Kent, England - Walking Distance Of Local Shops And Pub, 50 Minutes Direct Train To London

Spacious detached house. Set in a beautiful rural location at the bottom of the north downs, easy access to the pilgrims way route to Canterbury. Accommodation comprises two reception rooms and large farmhouse kitchen, four bedrooms one en-suite. Private fully enclosed secluded garden. Good road and rail access to London and Kent coast. Rural yet good access to shops and local amenities and pubs.

John Lansley
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 2018

About John Lansley

We currently live in Scotland where we are renovating a castle for use as a holiday rental. We have two grown up children and a beautiful new grand daughter. We have one dog who travels with us to France and up and down the country.she loves nothing better than being in the car going somewhere. We love travelling and exploring new places, we became involved in holiday homes because of our own love for self catering accommodation and to try to provide that little bit extra or bit different. Each year we try to improve the houses as much for our benefit as for our guests, as our family and ourselves enjoy the house and surrounding area.

John Lansley purchased this house in 1980

Why John Lansley chose Sevenoaks District

This was our family home, we have spent twenty plus years here, raising our family. It is a beautiful part of England. Our family still live in the area and so we still visit this area on a regular basis.

It is near to London, yet rural. It has good access to road, rail and air networks and is well located for trips to the continent.

The walking from here is excellent, there being a vast network of footpaths.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sevenoaks District in Kent

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with double ended bath, walk in shower, wc Ensuite: large walk in shower and wc Downstairs wc
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one : superking size bed and travel cot, bedroom two: twin beds and travel cot, bedroom three: double en-suite, bedroom four: twin bedroom
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Outside: Good sized secure garden. Patio area with table and seating Utility Room: Washing machine, sink Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are available for short lets. Weekly cleaning and change of linen available on request. Other: Second reception room with sofa and armchairs, TV, video and DVD


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(4 traveller reviews)

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Spacious Detached House at the bottom of the north downs, rural kent location
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Nice house spoilt!

  • 2 of 5

This is a lovely warm spacious house which was spoilt because it had not been cleaned properly prior to our arrival. I don't expect to rent a house only to have to clean it when we arrive.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As alway the house was cleaned prior to our guests arrival, however we respect the guests views and responded immediately. We always like feedback good or bad, so that we can improve our property for future guests.
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Fantastic family home

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home base for our uk holiday. Lovely country setting but close enough to amenities and getting to our family.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saffron Walden

Lovely, spacious house.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for our family to stay in for our son's wedding. The house was just perfect for our needs, very spacious and well equipped. Having a second smaller sitting room and the option of eating in the dining area or the kitchen meant that we had plenty of space to spread out and invite other family members over to visit. It is in a beautiful village with easy access to many places of interest. We had a wonderful time, many thanks to Sue and John.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great retreat

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house in beautiful location

Great for dog walking. Stunning countryside. House immaculate, spacious and all bedrooms massive. Loads of places to site see nearby and seaside not far either. We had such a great time we booked again for September as soon as we came home!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, pleased that you liked it and that you want to come again
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bell
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles


Camber sands 1 hour driving


London 50 minutes direct train

Gatwick airport 30 minutes, Heathrow airport 1 hour

Dover ferry terminal one hour

Channel tunnel 40 minutes


Half a mile to village and pub, walking

10 minutes drive to Sevenoaks

London 50 minutes by train,

Train stations, Kemsing 10 minutes walk, Sevenoaks 10minutes drive, Otford 5 minute drive

Further Details:

Kent has many historic houses and castles. Hever castle where Anne Boleyn was born (11 miles), Chartwell home of Winston Churchill (10 miles),Leeds castle 15 miles), Chiddingston castle (11 miles), Knole park and house ( 5 miles), Ightham mote (3 miles), Penshurst place (10 miles).

The north downs way passes by Kemsing on its way to Canterbury, offering beautiful walking.

There are a variety of restaurants within easy reach offering a fine dining, gastronomy pubs, family and fast foods.

There are several banks in Sevenoaks and a post office in Kemsing. The village provides a small village store and supermarkets are a short drive toward Sevenoaks.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A small deposit is taking on booking with the remainder to be paid six weeks before the start of the rental

Changeover Day:
Change over day Friday or Saturday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.